Slightly more than an hour’s drive from Seaside, the nationally reputed NW Carriage Museum in Raymond, Washington boasts one of the finest collections of 19th century horse-drawn vehicles including carriages, buggies, sleighs, wagons and historical artifacts.

Jerry Bowman, curator of the Northwest Carriage Museum, will be the featured speaker at Seaside Museum’s next History & Hops at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Seaside Brewing Co. in Seaside. Bowman, known for his vast knowledge of horse drawn vehicle history and restoration will talk about 19th century transportation and share entertaining stories about the Carriage Museum's incredible collection.

The museum opened in 2002. Bowman and his wife, Laurie – the museum’s executive director – moved to Raymond 17 years ago and joined the museum in 2005. The collection has grown from 21 vehicles to 57 – 30 of which Bowman has restored and conserved.

History & Hops, in its sixth year, is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside Museum at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month, September through May, at Seaside Brewing Co., 851 Broadway,

Preserving Seaside’s History since 1974, the Seaside Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to collect, preserve and interpret materials illustrative of the history of Seaside and the surrounding area. The museum is located at 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information can be found at www.seasideoregonmuseum.com

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